"Carve Your Heart Out Yourself" as written by and Christopher Andrew Carrabba....
Carve your heart out yourself.
Hopelessness is your cell.
Since you've drawn out these lines,
are you protected from trying times?

Man it takes a silly girl
to lie about the dreams she has.
But lord, it takes a lonely one to wish
that she had never dreamt at all.

Oh look now, there you go with hope again.
Oh, you're so sure
that I'll be leaving in the end.

Dig your ditch deep enough,
to keep you clear of the sun.
You've been burned more than once.
You don't think much of trust.

Man it takes a silly girl
to lie about the dreams she has.
But lord it takes a lonely one to wish
that she had never dreamt at all.

Oh, look now, there you go with hope again.
But I'll be sure your secret's safe with me.
Oh you're so sure
that I'll be leaving in the end,
you're treating me like I'm already gone.
But I'm not;
I will stay where you are, always.


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"Carve Your Heart Out Yourself" as written by Christopher Andrew Carrabba

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    General Comment*Man it takes a silly girl to lie about the dreams she has
    Lord it takes a lonely one to wish that she had never dreamt at all...*

    I saw Chris play this weekend in Geneseo, it was incredible. My absolute favorite band EVER
    divalauron April 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSmile! Spring is here
    BrandNewBoardshortson April 25, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"I'd rather be dreamless than dream of you"

    Chris really hits too close to home sometimes.


    I play this cd in this order: 4-3-7-9-10-11-2-5-6-13. I left out 'Hands Down' because it fits better on 'So Impossible'. But anyway, give this spin a try.
    davidecoyoteon May 28, 2004   Link
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    General Comment-But I'm not, I will stay where you are always.

    Pretty good song, what can I say..all of them are. To me, nobody can compare to dashboard. Usually I can compare to them..i dont think i do to this one?
    .dashed.forever.on June 03, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti said "usually i can compare to them.." ...haha i meant RELATE..to them ;)
    .dashed.forever.on June 03, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti can relate so well to this song,,,,, just b/c i am lonely nd i do wish i had never dreamed for most of the time,,,, so yea,,, this probbably one of my favorite dashboard songs eva!!!!!!!!!
    DcFrEaK123on June 23, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwhen i heard this the first time i knew it was a tear jerker and it only gets better everytime
    volcomjammin89on July 06, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti love this song:) and i love dashboard... lovelove haha Oh look now
    "There you go with hope again
    Oh you're so sure
    I'll be leaving in the end"
    ISs perrfect cause i never trust people
    brookecarlsonon November 23, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti love this song
    *i will stay where you are for always*
    pretty_ladyon November 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a well written song because Chris is saying basically, "Stop expecting me to hurt you and break your heart". (which is why he goes on to say "I will stay...etc"). And I think this is just a great song because it's kind of an eye opener because "You've been burned more than once...you don't think much of trust" And so he is saying that she has been hurt before so she is afraid to love and she's so sure that he will hurt her. But in reality, that's the last thing he wants to do..
    ¡~music=life~!on December 05, 2004   Link

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